SUNSET BEACH, N.C. - A dead pit bull was found in a backpack that had been weighed down with dumbbells off a pier in North Carolina, police said.
The Sunset Beach Police Department says a fisherman pulled the backpack out of the water on Saturday in Sunset Beach. The dog inside, a black and brown female, appeared to have been stuffed into the bag.
Police say the dog was also emaciated.
"The dog appeared to have been in the water for no more than a day or two," the department said.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 910-579-2151 or 911 and ask to speak to an officer.